Going Organic: Bedroom Edition
Many people are making an effort to live a healthier lifestyle and to make changes that help the planet as well. Buying organic produce, meats and dairy products is one way to accomplish that. But there are other ways to go organic—in every room of the house. Here are a few ways to go organic in the bedroom.Organic Mattress
Organic mattresses aren’t treated with chemical flame retardants and are made from organic cotton, wool and coir—a coconut fiber. They are available in all standard sizes, including crib size. If you’re concerned about the fire safety, rest assured that organic mattresses that use wool, which is naturally flame retardant, can pass safety standards.
Organic Cotton Bedding
Organic bedding uses cotton that hasn’t been treated with pesticides. This type of bedding is more widely available than ever and comes in a variety of colors and styles. Organic bedding is for everyone in the family, as you can find it for everything from cradle bedding to duvet covers.
If you’re committed to going green in the bedroom, you have to pay attention to more than just the items in the bedroom, you must also clean them with products that are eco-friendly and pesticide-free. There are many organic cleaners on the market today, from glass cleaner to laundry detergent. If you’re on a budget you can even make your own—a simple solution of white vinegar and water makes a great, safe cleanser for mirrors and other shiny surfaces.